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Global supply chain and logistics news and analysis from around the world
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U.S. ports' drive to control costs leads to labor strife

U.S. ports' drive to control costs leads to labor strife | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - When Charles Spencer became a crane operator at the Jacksonville Port Authority in Florida in 1971, it took at least a day for 200 dockworkers to unload 160-pound sacks of coffee from a cargo...
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Nokia Cuts 300 Jobs, Outsources Up To 820 More To HCL And Tata To ‘Align IT With Its Business Focus’

Nokia Cuts 300 Jobs, Outsources Up To 820 More To HCL And Tata To ‘Align IT With Its Business Focus’ | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Here's the cloud to Nokia's silver lining statement the other day of better than expected handset sales: it is cutting IT 300 jobs, and outsourcing 820 more, with Indian outsourcing giants HCL and Tata Consultancy Services picking up the reins for...
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Avon to close distribution center in Pasadena California

Avon to close distribution center in Pasadena California | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Avon to close distribution center in Pasadena
Pasadena Star-News
PASADENA - Avon Products Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close its distribution centers in Pasadena and Atlanta as part of a plan to save $400 million a year by the end of 2015.
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Gap Inc. shedding 350 jobs as it closes warehouses in Cincinnati area

Gap Inc. shedding 350 jobs as it closes warehouses in Cincinnati area | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Gap Inc. will close two distribution centers in northern Kentucky, displacing about...
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Wal-Mart to increase sourcing from US suppliers over next decade

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, says it plans to significantly boost its sourcing from domestic suppliers over the next decade.
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Logistics News: Poor US Infrastructure has Huge Economic Costs, Engineering Group Says, While Massachusetts is Planning Major Increases in Transportation Taxes

Logistics News: Poor US Infrastructure has Huge Economic Costs, Engineering Group Says, While Massachusetts is Planning Major Increases in Transportation Taxes | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
But How Much Benefit is Worth How Much Cost? ASCE Says Cost is In Trillions – Is it?
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Hong Kong - LA container rate benchmark up 14% this week - potential port strike helps increase

Hong Kong - LA container rate benchmark up 14% this week - potential port strike helps increase | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Apple Needs to Adapt to Emerging-Market Growth, Sculley Says

Apple Inc. needs to overhaul its supply chain to meet demand for cheaper smartphones in emerging markets, former Chief Executive Officer John Sculley said.


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Russian freight group plans London IPO

Russian freight group plans London IPO | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
NefteTransService, a Russian freight operator, will seek to raise up to $500m in a London initial public offering amid an intensifying fight among private players for a piece of the Russian rail freight sector.
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UPS Said to Shift Focus to Smaller Deals With TNT Failure

UPS Said to Shift Focus to Smaller Deals With TNT Failure | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
United Parcel Service Inc. will pursue smaller European acquisitions and growth in its own business after its 5.16 billion-euro ($6.9 billion) purchase of TNT Express NV fell apart, people familiar with the matter said.
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Appears UPS may be following FedEx's European acquisition strategy.

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Gas Exports From U.S. Surge as Sanctions Undermine Iran

Gas Exports From U.S. Surge as Sanctions Undermine Iran | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
At a time when sanctions are causing a slump in Iranian cargoes of liquefied petroleum gas, the U.S. is exporting more fuel than ever, driving up tanker rates for BW Group Ltd. and other ship owners. (Gas Exports From U.S.
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China Logistics Group Launches Domestic Trucking Services Operation in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA, Jan 14 (Marketwire) -- China Logistics Group, Inc.
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ABF Global Supply Chain Services Adds South America to Coverage Area

ABF Global Supply Chain Services Adds South America to Coverage Area | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Amgen to build $200 million Singapore plant , its first Asian manufacturing plant.

Amgen to build $200 million Singapore plant , its first Asian manufacturing plant. | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Biotech Amgen will build its first manufacturing plant in Asia, having landed on Singapore as a good location to expand globally.
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Trade Statistics Inflate China's Surplus with US, Claim WTO and OECD

Trade Statistics Inflate China's Surplus with US, Claim WTO and OECD | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Current trade statistics miss a vital part of the story of where production occurs in the globalized economy, the OECD and WTO said on Wednesday, adding that China's trade surplus with the United States was overstated by a quarter.
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Advanced Supply Chain to offer China freight forwarding service

Advanced Supply Chain to offer China freight forwarding service | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Advanced Supply Chain plans to begin a freight forwarding operation serving China, which it hopes will open up the country for British businesses.
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Is Apple's Supply Chain Broken?

Is Apple's Supply Chain Broken? | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Much time and energy is spent trying to decipher the global ballet that is Apple's supply chain.
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Advanced Supply Chain unveils giant Chinese warehouse

Advanced Supply Chain unveils giant Chinese warehouse | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Insider Media Limited is the publisher of North West Business Insider, Yorkshire Business Insider, Midlands Business Insider, Wales Business Insider, UK plc, Commercial Property Directories, Dealmaker Directories and Zephus.
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New Breed Logistics expanding in Memphis

New Breed Logistics expanding in Memphis | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
New Breed Logistics expanding in Memphis
Knoxville News Sentinel
New Breed Logistics helps companies design and operate efficient supply chains.
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Global Supply Chain Insights: Logistics and transportation providers look for opportunities in the US oil industry

Global Supply Chain Insights: Logistics and transportation providers look for opportunities in the US oil industry | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Thoughts From the Frontlines on Asia's Next Tiger - Mongolia growing fast

Thoughts From the Frontlines on Asia's Next Tiger - Mongolia growing fast | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Mongolia is growing rapidly, but the media continues to downplay the country's economic expansion.
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Global Supply Chain Insights: 2013 Agility Emerging Markets Index

Global Supply Chain Insights: 2013 Agility Emerging Markets Index | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
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Purolator International expanding regional offices serving transborder trade

Purolator International expanding regional offices serving transborder trade | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
JERICHO, NY – Purolator International is adding three branches during the first quarter of 2013, bringing its total number of branches to 33.
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Dell LBO to Test Market’s Appetite for Return to Boom Era- Bloomberg

Dell LBO to Test Market’s Appetite for Return to Boom Era- Bloomberg | Global Logistics Trends and News | Scoop.it
Dell LBO to Test Market’s Appetite for Return to Boom Era
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